Horsethief Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Alpine County, California. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 6,658 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 1,313 feet. Along the trail there is a wood.
Horsethief Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Horsethief Canyon Trail provides a little-used route up a narrow canyon alongside a tributary of the West Fork Carson River. Along the way hikers encounter lush riparian vegetation lining the creek and dry hillsides of light woodland on the slopes above. The 6000-to 7000-foot elevations coupled with the rain shadow effect on the east side of the Sierra make this trip a fine choice for late spring or early summer when the high country remains buried under winter’s snowpack."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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